Mon Jun 27, 2005 7:50 pm
Mon Jun 27, 2005 9:47 pm
Coming from someone who is clearly a true intellectual (ahem), the constant opening of paragraphs with "He" is atrocious!
I'm sure I am not the only one who will be eternally grateful that Elvis never recorded anything with a "legend" like Elton John. We'll leave him to duet with Kiki Dee, George Michael and Poo/Blue.
Mon Jun 27, 2005 11:19 pm
Mon Jun 27, 2005 11:31 pm
Tue Jun 28, 2005 12:11 am
Tue Jun 28, 2005 12:35 am
What you have to ask yourselves is why you became so outraged, so angered.
What was it in my simple postings that would create such reactions?
And what is it that motivates your anger toward a poster, toward such innocuous comments?
quasar3 wrote:This forum won't entertain an intellect for long - but is rather a means for the uninformed regulars to while away their empty time, talking about someone they did not know. When you haven't anything else to do, you make hundreds, or worse, thousands of posts on a message forum about Elvis Presley, and when you don't know the truth, you become incensed when someone does.
quasar3 wrote:There appears an abnormal hatred and resentment here toward writers of books, doctors, the ex, her boyfriends, and anyone else you can use as a scapegoat for the downfall of a man who took little responsibility for his own life. You vent disturbing thoughts in many of your posts, and you do nothing to better the long-held beliefs that EP fans are ignorant, non-discerning clods. Whether American, British, Australian, or otherwise - a clod is a clod.
quasar3 wrote:A select few who knew the situation from a more inside perspective, are critical not only of those who surrounded him directly, but also of EP himself.
quasar3 wrote:His mother was an alcoholic, possessive, insecure woman who prevented EP from becoming a man capable of standing up for himself in ways that mattered.
His father was a sour old moocher who sponged off his own son every single day for over 30 years.
EP would have had no problem getting rid of TP by the mid-60s - there were other managers; but that he did not fire him, had nothing to do with money.
The whole teenaged PB debacle was something for which EP, and only EP, is to blame, and it will forever remain a serious blemish upon his character. It should never have happened and it is amazing that he flew under the radar on the whole situation. No one will ever intelligently defend the situation - it was wrong on every level. He came to regret it, and he did not want to marry.
He was a poor husband and a poor father.
SH played a more important role in his life than most know.
LT was an insincere southern gal who looked out for herself above all else. She was there to provide baby talk and mothering skills - she was a companion, nothing else. EP's mistake was in allowing her to perpetuate the negative cycles that he himself should have broken.
He allowed himself, (naively believing he needed such sorry support), to be surrounded by a bunch of gravy-train-riding schmucks who cared not one iota about his emotional or physical well-being, but who made sure that any chance he ever had to expand his tiny little world and work with smart, experienced, and creative people who could have brought out the best in him - rather than the worst - was squelched.
He refused to acknowledge that the times were changing and that he needed to change along with them, and his need to be dictated to and stay within the confines of his safe, isolated existence, prohibited him from collaborative opportunities with musical greats like Elton John or Robert Plant, thus preventing him from discovering an entirely new world of musical challenges. To say that he couldn't find any good rock material was a cop-out; - he was held back, afraid.
He was headed down the right path with the American recordings with CM, and he could have continued to work with him, but threw it away because he allowed the insecure to intervene.
By refusing to explore and travel down several potentially creative avenues which were available to him, he instead chose to apathetically and unenthusiastically drag himself down dead end roads that led to the rehashing of tiresome old fifties gimmick songs, scarf-throwing fests, and an exhibition of too-gawdy jumpsuits designed to hide the weight, at a time when he obviously no longer cared about the music, much less the art of it all, and even less about the fanatic audiences who demanded nothing of him and settled for the worst.
He allowed Vernon, Parker, Priscilla, the Beaulieus, every one of the MM, and his subsequent string of gold-digging companions to bring out the aforementioned worst in him. They lied to him, they threatened him, they ignored him. They told him what he wanted to hear, they catered to him, they gave in to him. They engaged in extremes, and by allowing it all to happen, he never found the balance he so desperately needed.
He had resources unavailable to most people, he threw away opportunities that many would grab in an instant and run with, he had a pretty good hold on the brass ring and he let go. And to some, that's not only just sad, it's inexcusable.
Take lightly anything said by PB, LMP, any member of the MM, any Stanley, any Beaulieu, LT, any girlfriend, any Presley relative, any writer of any book, and anything said on this forum.
"I am . . . and . . . I was"
Ginger no fiance
Fools rushed in
EP didn't care - why should you.
. . . Adieu.
Tue Jun 28, 2005 2:01 am
Tue Jun 28, 2005 4:45 am
Scatter wrote:I may be a GREAT grandfather in November! At 63!!!
Maurice..... congratulations!!!!! You may not believe my friend, but my prayers for a healthy great grandchild are forthcoming anyway!! Keep us informed.
I can just see it now.........Scatter colgate™.....I quite like it
Tue Jun 28, 2005 4:58 am
Tue Jun 28, 2005 5:31 am
What would be next ? Everytime you log onto the site would you demand a wav file be played across every PC of each other member also logged on with this blaring self composed fan-fare which would preceed a voice similar to a town crier giving it the "Hail the mighty Quasar the third - all kneel before his mightiness and kiss the ground he walks upon" and we all have to chant back "Hail Mighty Quasar"
Tue Jun 28, 2005 6:53 am
Tue Jun 28, 2005 7:57 am
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